MU Miracle to hold kickoff, talk plans

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Image: Courtesy of the MU Miracle Facebook

MU Miracle displaying check of fundraised money at last year’s Dance Marathon in April.

Blossom Onunekwu, Contributing Writer

Mercer’s very own dance charity organization, MU Miracle will be hosting its kickoff event Sept. 22 at Cruz Plaza from 6-8 p.m.  There, representatives will inform students on how they can help save a life by dancing this year.

MU Miracle is a young group but has already made a great impact. Executive Director Pornchai Chantha said that each year, the group is given a list of patients in need called Miracle children from the Children’s Hospital.

These children have been diagnosed with a variety of diseases that require a monumental sum of money to undergo their needed procedure.

Last year, MU Miracle was able to raise over $25,000 through their dance marathon and community donations.

The money raised by MU Miracle last year was allocated towards renovating the toy room at the Children’s Hospital in addition to aiding several families in need.

This month, MU Miracle will further discuss their plans and their impacts at the MU Miracle Kickoff.

“It’s like a tailgate,” Chantha said.  “It’s an opportunity for Mercer students that are interested to hang out and have a good time.”

At the kickoff, MU Miracle will announce their fundraising goal for the year.  The group will also provide more details about Bearathon, a pep rally for the Miracle children.

“We are really trying to get our name out there this year.  Last year we had a good turnout [for the dance marathon] but we are really trying for an even bigger turnout this year,” said Raegan Hudson, MU Miracle member.  “We just want to raise awareness.”